September 2017


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Ruling expected in Bombardier-Boeing trade dispute

The aerospace firm, Bombardier, is to find if it will suffer financial penalties as a result of a trade dispute with its rival Boeing. Boeing alleges Bombardier got unfair state subsidies from the UK and…



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India court blames ‘promiscuous’ rape survivor

A recent Indian court order suspending the jail terms of three young men guilty of gang-rape and blackmail, even labelling the victim as “promiscuous”, stands out for being regressive, writes the BBC’s Geeta Pandey in…



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US Marines get first female infantry officer

A female US Marine has made history by becoming the first woman to complete the Corps’ famously gruelling infantry officer training. The lieutenant, who wants to keep her identity private, graduated in Quantico, Virginia, on…


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Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis in West Bank

Three Israelis have been shot dead by a Palestinian at the entrance to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police say. The gunman, a 37-year-old from a nearby village, was also shot…




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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an election a year early and will dissolve parliament on Thursday. Mr Abe said he was seeking a fresh mandate to overcome “a national crisis” amid rising threats…